A third Columbus man has been charged with murder in connection with a drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another injured this month.
Kirby Erby, 20, of 39 Christopher Dr., was arrested Tuesday by the Columbus Police Department. Erby was charged with the Sept. 6 shooting death of Joshua Richardson. Erby was also charged with aggravated assault for allegedly injuring Tevin Harris in the same incident. Erby appeared in Lowndes County Justice Court before Judge Peggy Phillips on Tuesday afternoon and received a $350,000 bond. He remains in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.
The shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Cherry and Peach streets. Police responded and found an injured Harris. Richardson’s body was found hours later by his family in nearby bushes.
Two other men have also been charged in the incident.
Quinton Latrance Erby, 24, also of 39 Christopher Dr., and Devonte Jones, 20, of 2006 Cherry St., have both been charged with murder and aggravated assault.
Kirby Erby’s court date is set for Feb. 9 in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The incident remains under investigation.
Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.